Saturday, September 4, 2010

Corruption and the "war on terror

From the WaPo:
U.S. to temper stance on Afghan corruption
By Greg Jaffe
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 3, 2010; 8:31 PM

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan are developing a strategy that would tolerate some corruption in the country but target the most corrosive abuses by more tightly regulating U.S. contracting procedures, according to senior defense officials.

So corruption is Afghanistan is to be tolerated for the sake of military expediency. Do not be shocked that this happens on the "war on terror" home front as well for what else are measures such as warrantless surveillance, indefinite detention and executive assassination orders but corruptions of the Constitution and the rule of law?

There is a difference however. In Afghanistan minor corruption is tolerated while major corruption is still opposed. Here it is the reverse.

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